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Lesson Plan: Aliens Took My Family (1) This is my absolute favourite lesson to teach. It comes in two versions, one for juniors and one for seniors and it is best used to follow on from the family relations lesson.This is the junior version. Lesson Level: Junior 1 and 2 (Grades 7 and 8) Duration: 45 Minutes Lesson Title: Aliens took my family (1) Grammar and Vocabulary Vocabulary of family relationships. Asking and answering questions. Lesson Objectives To consolidate previous lesson’s family vocabulary. To consolidate use of question words. To encourage group discussion. Materials Required Photographs of your family members. Magnets. A cut out spaceship about a ten inches wide. Preparation Prepare materials. Before class draw an alien on the board.1 Procedure Draw an alien and a spaceship Elicit vocabulary Alien, spaceship, outer space etc. Play hangman variant. (Put a picture of family member at bottom of the board and the spaceship at the top. Use “alien”, “spaceship”, “moon”, “planet and some planet names as the words.. What do you eat? Notes

BBC Solar System Stellarium Want a pet alien baby? There’s an app for that | Apocalypse Mama Remember Tamagotchi? That handheld, egg-shaped digital thing that acted like a pet? (Only one you couldn’t cuddle with and had no fur.) Well. Last week, I was browsing the Google Play store for reasons I can no longer remember (I think I might’ve been looking for Nemo’s Reef, actually), and I came across the Pou app. So really, it pretty much works the same way as a Tamagotchi, only it’s on your phone. It’s worth downloading for that reason alone. Anyway. Anyway, I put Pou on the tablet and let them raise their own pet alien baby. We all like this game because we don’t need to spend our own money on it (a rare thing these days). And yeah, I changed Pou’s body color. So anyway. Pou hanging out in the game room Pou sleeping Pou, totally entranced by a bouncing tennis ball Pou, after he, um, poops. Adult Pou, tired and hungry So if you’ve ever wanted to raise your own pet alien baby, you totally can. Like this: Like Loading...

NASA Kids Club Skip to main content NASA Kids Club › Text Only Site Space Racers Watch. Play. Angry Birds Go Look! Buzz Lightyear Returns From Space Play Now Space School Musical Watch Now! For Parents and Teachers Teach your kids and students safe surfing habits. › Tips for Parents › Tips for Teachers Children's Protection Act Learn about what you can do to protect your privacy online. › Tips to protect your online identity Page Last Updated: July 1st, 2014 Page Editor: NASA Education NASA Kids Club

Curious Little Apps :: Solar Walk Overview This incredible educational app displays the solar system in the most realistic way we have ever seen! Zoom in and out and rotate to navigate your way around the 3D solar system model and view the planets, their moons, the sun and the stars in relation to each other at any desired time of day. You can read about these extraterrestrial bodies, watch interesting videos and even view everything in 3D if you have some cyan-red 3D glasses handy! This app is an absolute must have for educators and can provide children with an intriguing and educational experience. Learning outcome Children are encouraged to learn all about our solar system by interacting with the highly realistic 3D solar system model, reading about the different extraterrestrial bodies and by watching videos that explain different phenomena. This app suits children who are inquisitive about our world and who learn through play as there is a lot to be learnt when exploring this app. Usability More info Fun factor Negatives

Beacon Lesson Plan Library Description Students write a friendly letter to an alien informing it about the planet Earth. Students use editing skills and brainstorming skills to produce a final product. Standards Florida Sunshine State StandardsLA.B.1.2.3The student produces final documents that have been edited for-correct spelling-correct use of punctuation, including commas in series, dates, and addresses, and beginning and ending quotation marks-correct paragraph indentation -correct usage of subject/verb agreement, verb and noun forms, and sentence structure and -correct formatting according to instruction. LA.B.1.2.1.4.1The student uses a variety of strategies to prepare for writing (for example, brainstorming, making lists, mapping ideas, grouping related ideas, keeping a notebook of ideas, observing surroundings, answering questions posed by others). Materials Preparations 1. Procedures 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Assessments Students will be assesed according to the checklist in the attached file. Extensions

"Zoom Tool" Secret Worlds Secret Worlds: The Universe Within View the Milky Way at 10 million light years from the Earth. Then move through space towards the Earth in successive orders of magnitude until you reach a tall oak tree just outside the buildings of the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Tallahassee, Florida. Once the tutorial has completely downloaded, a set of the arrows will appear that allow the user to increase or decrease the view magnitude in Manual mode. Notice how each picture is actually an image of something that is 10 times bigger or smaller than the one preceding or following it. Earth = 12.76 x 10+6 = 12,760,000 meters wide (12.76 million meters) Plant Cell = 12.76 x 10-6 = 0.00001276 meters wide (12.76 millionths of a meter) Scientists examine things in particular ways using a combination of very sophisticated equipment, everyday instruments, and many unlikely tools. Note: - The sequence of images in this tutorial has been optimized for maximum visual impact. Contributing Authors

If the Moon Were Only 1 Pixel - A tediously accurate map of the solar system Mercury Venus Earth You Are Here Moon Mars Jupiter Io Europa Ganymede Callisto Saturn Titan Uranus Neptune Pluto(we still love you) That was about 10 million km (6,213,710 mi) just now. Pretty empty out here. Here comes our first planet... As it turns out, things are pretty far apart. We’ll be coming up on a new planet soon. Most of space is just space. Halfway home. Destination: Mars! It would take about seven months to travel this distance in a spaceship. Sit back and relax. When are we gonna be there? Seriously. This is where we might at least see some asteroids to wake us up. I spy, with my little eye... something black. If you were on a road trip, driving at 75mi/hr, it would have taken you over 500 years to get here from earth. All these distances are just averages, mind you. If you plan it right, you can actually move relatively quickly between planets. Pretty close to Jupiter now. Sorry. Lots of time to think out here... Pop the champagne! We're always trying to come up with metaphors for big numbers.

“What Would You Say to an Alien?” The American Culture Portfolio | <a href=" Writing Instructor</a> Publication History: The Writing Instructor, December 2001 I would say, “Let me show you what it means to be human.” And then I would take them to the theater, the symphony hall, the opera house, the movies, the museums. Shown these answers to the question, “What would you say to an alien?” This lesson, created and taught by a small group of students for a college class of future English teachers, was part of a longer project, “Aliens: The Media’s Meaning.” While the examples in this article come from undergraduate English Education majors, such a portfolio (and the processes involved in developing it) is also easily adaptable for other students, from those enrolled in freshman college writing and humanities courses, to middle and secondary students enrolled in English/Language Arts, Social Studies, and Cultural Studies classes. When students of any age immerse themselves in a topic of their choice, it’s only another natural step for them to teach this material to their peers. 1. 2. 3.

Gravity And Orbits - Gravitational Force | Circular Motion | Astronomy Topics Gravitational Force Circular Motion Astronomy Description Move the sun, earth, moon and space station to see how it affects their gravitational forces and orbital paths. Visualize the sizes and distances between different heavenly bodies, and turn off gravity to see what would happen without it! Sample Learning Goals Describe the relationship between the Sun, Earth, Moon and space station, including orbits and positionsDescribe the size and distance between the Sun, Earth, Moon and space stationExplain how gravity controls the motion of our solar systemIdentify the variables that affect the strength of gravityPredict how motion would change if gravity was stronger or weaker Version 1.1.15 The new HTML5 sims can run on iPads and Chromebooks, as well as PC, Mac, and Linux systems. iPad: iOS 12+ SafariiPad compatible sims Android: Not officially supported. Chromebook: Latest version of Google Chrome The HTML5 and Flash PhET sims are supported on all Chromebooks.Chromebook compatible sims

Teacher Resources Time Allocation: three to five 45-minute sessions Teaching Strategy: After screening the program "Life Beyond the Earth," rescreen the part about the "Habitable Zone" (located approximately 45 minutes into the program) where Timothy Ferris discusses the possibility of a probe to Europa with astrophysicist, France Cordova. The habitable zone was first considered to exist only as far out in our solar system as Mars, but this may extend further now that we have discovered life on Earth can thrive in environments from extreme cold to extreme heat. Have students research more about Europa using the Internet sites or magazine articles listed below. Have students design (draw, label, and explain in detail) a probe that will travel to Europa, boar or melt through the icy crust, and then travel the oceans of Europa looking for life. Now students should build a model of their Europa probe using found or recyclable materials. Write a letter to NASA to convince them to use your Europa probe design.

The Milky Way Galaxy and Other Galaxies Science Games In this series of games, your students will learn about the components and characteristics of galaxies and how scientists study them. The Milky Way and Other Galaxies learning objective — based on NGSS and state standards — delivers improved student engagement and academic performance in your classroom, as demonstrated by research. Scroll down for a preview of this learning objective’s games and the concepts they drive home. A galaxy consists of billions of stars, planets, moons, nebulae, dark matter, black holes, light, and energy. The universe is home to at least 100 billion galaxies, and they are distributed unevenly, in clusters and superclusters. There are three main types of galaxies, named for their shapes: spiral, elliptical, and irregular. Our galaxy is a spiral galaxy called the Milky Way, and our solar system is located about halfway out one of its arms. A light-year is a unit of distance: the distance light travels through a vacuum in one year.

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